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Learn from my mistakes... lookback at my botched installation (NorCal PG&E Territory)

sunwarriors

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Jun 30, 2021
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Southern CA
AAAHAHHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH YYAAASSSSSSSSS

SGIP check is in hand. And no PG&E person drove to my house today (whoohhooo).

My piddley PV+ESS system ... 7.0 kWp AC, 3x Powerwalls, new 200 A MSP, some cool stand-off racking, and lots of disconnects is finallllyyyyyy oveerrrrrrrrr. Damn this feels gooooood.

Man they don't make this stuff easy. I still can't believe this project landed on my original budget. Like, I guess if you count my time I'm at a huge deficit. But the net out of cost of everything after whatever offsets came in at $29,565 (the $65 was for some cool new placards). This is going to be worth every penny now that my upstairs AC is set to 73F and it's peak time. And my dinner will be nicely cooked and some nice baked bread. And I'm going to run my dishwasher at 7:30pm. Yaaasssssss

Hi, thank you for sharing your story and journey! I was researching Large-Scale Storage SGIP and noticed on PG&E's site that:
"To receive Large-Scale General Market incentives: the customer is either Commercial, Government, or Non-Profit"


Is that true? There seems to be so little resources/knowledge among installers on SGIP and every area seems different (I'm in So CA). They don't even state Large-Scale for SCE and the pdf talks about needing multiple conditions to even qualify.
 

holeydonut

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Supporting Member
Jun 27, 2020
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East Bay NorCal
Hi, thank you for sharing your story and journey! I was researching Large-Scale Storage SGIP and noticed on PG&E's site that:
"To receive Large-Scale General Market incentives: the customer is either Commercial, Government, or Non-Profit"


Is that true? There seems to be so little resources/knowledge among installers on SGIP and every area seems different (I'm in So CA). They don't even state Large-Scale for SCE and the pdf talks about needing multiple conditions to even qualify.

Whoa you’re right, the residential large scale SGIP is over in the PG&E and SCE areas. Resiliency (for regular income) is also fully subscribed.

A few months ago the SGIP folks shifted a ton of money into the equity resiliency bucket. The SGIP was supposed to be a way to proliferate energy storage throughout the state, but the operators felt it was mostly wealthy people with fancy homes, high end homes, etc that were claiming the credits. So they transferred funds for low income folks.

I think you’ve basically missed the opportunity to get a residential SGIP now unless you’re low income. There was a SGIP webinar on June 18… maybe you can ask them for the slides to see if they discussed changes to the large scale SGIP.
 
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